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The search for the perfect camera strap system is a bit like the search for the Holy Grail. I've made my way through a number of strap systems and several hundred dollars in the process

1. Original Canon. Let's face it, neck straps are body busters when you're working with two bodies at long events.

2. Spider Pro. I used this for a couple of years with the dual holster belt. It's good, and I still quite like it, but moving all that weight onto my hips was actually giving me sore hips. I could hardly walk back to the car after an all-day track & field meet. Something had to change.

I'm currently using dual BR strap. I've seen few wedding  pros wearing this:

It looks good, not sure how comfortable this is.

Thanks for the recomendations I will look at these options as well. Got 2 weddings this weekend. The BR Dual is comfortable as it really spreads the weight and after 8 hours or more I dont really notice it there I just think there might be something different that may work better for me. That money maker leather one really does look sharp though wow, But I bet I wouldnt look at good in it haha.

Software & Accessories / Camera Strap Black Rapid double alternatives
« on: August 11, 2014, 12:00:18 AM »
I am starting to do many more weddings and I love the idea of the black rapid double that I have but it seems overly dangly and loose. I feel like I always have to hold my cameras when doing anything. I don't know if I'm just being a baby and just not used to it or might there be something better. I love being able to quickly draw either camera and let the other hang but I feel like I always have to baby sit the other camera so it's not swinging around bashing things. I kinda wish it had another strap by my pants belt loops where I could attach something to prevent unwanted movements.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fun Arias rant on APS-C vs. FF
« on: July 31, 2014, 09:52:41 PM »
Well said, DRR!  I visit blogs that are specific to certain types of photography and hear so much animus and ignorance out there.  Crop is all you need, primes rule, natural light is for idiots, L lenses are overpriced, only shoot with L lenses, etc., etc.

Each genre of photography has its own requirements and while any gear can be used, some gear works better than others.  For example, shooting sports with a 3fps camera with limited AF is very difficult, but the same camera can produce amazing portraits.  Large aperture lenses are wasted on landscape photographers, but necessary for sports & wildlife.  A 85L is a horrible choice for most shots other than portraits, but can be used for other things.  The list goes on and on and on....

To argue that any one technology, system, lens, or anything else is perfect (or pointless) is pure ignorance (or blatant commercialism supporting a sponsor).

Now that's well said. Thank you! More people need to think like this, because cameras are tools and many people can use them in many different ways. Some tools are better than others but in the right hands basic tools can accomplish amazing things.

I've shot in the rain with my 5d2 with a 50mm 1.2 and 580exii mounted no issues. But that was pretty sealed up since all of those items have weather sealing. Guess that's one of the pros to the old 5d2, slightly more robust.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fun Arias rant on APS-C vs. FF
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:48:10 PM »
FF...aps-c... Nah, my aps-h 1D mark iii and me are happy as can be!

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« on: July 25, 2014, 09:36:48 PM »
I would sell both to get the 24-70 2.8 II.

Totally agree, now that's a lens that keeps on impressing.

Software & Accessories / Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« on: July 16, 2014, 11:11:04 PM »
The dell U3011. I have a pair of them @ 850$ on a Newegg sale 6 months ago. You should see them drop again by the end of this year but a fantastically accurate monitor and calibrates like a champ.

$850 for a pair? Wow! Time to look at newegg!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: SanDisk Sale at B&H Photo
« on: July 16, 2014, 11:04:28 PM »
Will these cards work with my 1D mark iii? I think my cards are the 60mb/s sandisks

I today got State Farm to give me 20k gear insurance and liability for my shoots for 335 a year. Allstate quoted me 558 for less coverage. I'm happy with State Farm.

Software & Accessories / Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« on: July 11, 2014, 09:35:01 PM »
I bought a Auria 27" 2560x1440 from micro center, I liked it so much I bought 2. Paid 399$ each. I used the spyderpro on them but was very unpleasant with the results. Bought color munki and they now match each other. It's a good monitor from Korea, I think it may have the same insides as the the apple displays. It's a great monitor for a great price.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:04:19 PM »
Here is my best friend! We love watching birds and squirrels in the back yard, he's quite the hunter!

I really like this picture. Nicely done kennephoto.

Thanks! I will let my cat know you like his photo ;D

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 09, 2014, 11:03:17 PM »

Here is my best friend! We love watching birds and squirrels in the back yard, he's quite the hunter!
Great photo - beautiful (and chain-link-fence crazy) bokeh!

Thank you! It was one of my first photos taken with my new 135L. The shot I planned the bokeh was all the lens' doing!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 08, 2014, 11:20:00 PM »
Love shooting Owls - here's a few of my favourites.  Most of these have been shot with Canon 5d II, Canon 1D IV or Canon 5D III and either Canon 100-400L or Sigma 120-300 f2.8 (and 2x teleconverter).

Great Horned Owlet
Not a little baby anymore (Explored) by stochasticmotions, on Flickr

Long Eared Owl
Long eared portrait by stochasticmotions, on Flickr

Saw-whet Owl
my best side by stochasticmotions, on Flickr

Snowy Owl
Oh my, those eyes by stochasticmotions, on Flickr

Great Grey Owl
Just another little action shot. by stochasticmotions, on Flickr

Barred Owl
looking back by stochasticmotions, on Flickr

I really love this series you shared! That first photo is just great, looks like it's from a movie!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:35:26 PM »
Here is my best friend! We love watching birds and squirrels in the back yard, he's quite the hunter!

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